Terri Akisauce (torasama) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Chess Pieces

My fiancé and I, whose native languages are different (I'm bilingual), were playing chess, and I had to look up how to say the pieces. It got me wondering what the pieces (and the game) are called in other languages :)

To start us off:

English:
chess
pawn
rook/castle/tower
knight
bishop
king
queen

Spanish:
el ajedrez/los escaques (= chess/ chess squares)
el peón (= peon, laborer)
el castillo/la torre (= castle/tower)
el caballo (= horse)
el alfil (doesn't mean anything but the chess piece)
el rey (= king)
la reina/la dama( = queen/lady)
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